A Bruno resident was arrested for driving under the influence (DUI) after a traffic stop for defective equipment.
On June 6, Senior Trooper J.E. Garren and Trooper S.P. Bowling with the West Virginia State Police report they were conducting routine road patrol when they observed a vehicle traveling on Sandlick Branch Road with only one headlight illuminated.
Upon executing a traffic stop on the vehicle, Bowling reports that he could immediately detect the odor of alcohol emitting from the driver Troy Lee Goodman, 40, of Bruno. Bowling further reports, while speaking with Goodman, he was able to observe Goodman exhibiting slurred, mumbled speech and glassy, bloodshot eyes.
Garren and Bowling report Goodman, as he exited his vehicle, stumbled and nearly fell and had to use his vehicle to support himself. Goodman is reported to have subsequently failed the horizontal gaze nystagmus, walk-and-turn, one-legged stand and preliminary breath test field sobriety tests.
Garren and Bowling also observed an open beer can spilling out into the driver’s side floor board, and Goodman allegedly admitted to drinking, “a lot beer.”
Goodman is charged with DUI, having defective equipment on his vehicle and having no proof of insurance, and if he is found guilty on all counts, Goodman could be forced to spend up to six months in a state correctional facility and be fined up to $5,500. Bond was set to $3,000.
• Larry Jay Farris, 55, of Big Creek was also recently arrested for DUI.
On June 5, Deputy Nick Tucker with the Logan County Sheriff’s Department reports he initiated a traffic stop for a busted tail light on a vehicle on North Fork Road.
Tucker reports, “After speaking with the defendant, he appeared to be under the influence of narcotics or alcohol. Tucker further reports that Farris failed the horizontal gaze nystagmus, walk-and-turn and one-legged stand field sobriety tests before he registered a .000 in the preliminary breath test.
Farris allegedly refused to comply with testing with the intoximeter and further refused to submit to a blood test.
Farris is charged with second-offense driving on a revoked license and DUI. If Farris is found guilty on both counts, he could be forced spend up to 6 months in a state correctional facility and be fined up to $1,000.
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